What do you get when you cross "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" with "Fists of Fury," "Rocky" and "The Wizard of Oz?"
If you said the new Jackie Chan/Jet Li gravity-defying, sword-flying, kung fu-fighting flick, you win a gulp of immortalizing elixir.
In "The Forbidden Kingdom," four wanderers journey to the Jade Mountain (Emerald City) in search of the Monkey King (wise wizard).
Why does the movie slut dig this pastiche? Because she knows there are no new stories and embraces ones with the message, "find your own truth.